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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/09/2013

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Horror. Romance. Science. A classic tale that would be a fright to miss!

The idea for the story came to the author, Mary Shelley, in a dream she had about a scientist who had created life and was horrified by what he had made. This Gothic-style romance is among the first of true science fiction novels, if not the first. A young scientist named Victor Frankenstein, after going through his own near-death experience, decides to play God and create life in the form of a grotesque creature, which turns into a nightmare. Through his experience, he learns that the gift of life is precious, not disposable. His journey and personal transformation has deeply affected readers.



* This beautiful book comes with luxurious endpapers, a beautiful and stylish heat-burnished cover, and is a convenient 5 x 7 trim size for easy handling.

* This widely popular classic tells a tale of devastating consequences for those pursuing power and glory.



Frankenstein is a must-read for any lover of classic literature and science fiction.



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ISBN:
9781607109457
9781607109457
Category:
Horror & ghost stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-09-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Canterbury Classics
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
197x133x18mm
Weight:
0.29kg
Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, into a life of personal tragedy. In 1816, she married the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and that summer traveled with him and a host of other Romantic intellectuals to Geneva.

Her greatest achievement was piecing together one of the most terrifying and renowned stories of all time: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley conceived Frankenstein in, according to her, "a waking dream."

This vision was simply of a student kneeling before a corpse brought to life. Yet this tale of a mad creator and his abomination has inspired a multitude of storytellers and artists. She died on February 1, 1851.,

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